New Beginnings

Having had a short break from my blogging, I opened up my blog to find that when our office changed web hosts a couple of weeks back, they had not copied across my blog, and so everything is lost forever. I am very sad about that but it leaves me realising – a) to back up my posts in future, and b) on the bright side, it is a chance to begin anew.

Since my last post, I started the Passion Network. The passion network is based on Hebrews 3:13 which says of the early church members, “they encouraged one another daily”.  Starting this on my own, and then followed by a bunch of people in my church, I have come to discover the wonderful depth and breadth of the joy that comes from encouraging each in our faith.

The way it works is simple. Each day, you encourage at least one person by sending them a text or a bbm, a whatsapp message or email, or a call. Or of course speak to them if you get the chance. What happens is two-fold. Firstly, the person you send the message to is often quiote touched and pleased and will thank you. Secondly, you feel really good, that you have done a good thing (we are called to do good works) and you end up being more encouraged. And then what happens is you both grow closer to Christ. It’s what I call a win-win!

So start the year by encouraging one another daily.

Blessings

Barry